PWA Urges Cops To Be Vigilant After Murder Of Off-Duty Officer

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The Police Welfare Association (PWA) has called on members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) to be vigilant following the murder on Saturday night of off-duty Constable Nathan Timaitre .

Timaitre’s colleague Special Police Constable Isaac Calvin, alias King, sustained serious injury.

According to reports, the two were involved in a cash escort for a local business when they came under gunfire at Bocage, Castries.

The rest of us who are there know the job must go on so be strengthened, be vigilant when they go out there. Ensure that your surroundings are safe ensure that your colleague is safe. Let us be each other’s keeper. Let us lookout for one another and work together so that all of us who are still here can be as safe as possible,” PWA Public Relations Officer Stanislas Albert said.

Stanislas Albert
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Albert said the PWA is sad because of the death of Constable Timaitre and was praying that Constable Calvin would continue to be strengthened and fight for his life at the OKEU Hospital.

And he urged members of the RSLPF to take courage and not become disheartened by the tragedy.

Albert also called on members of the public not to be disheartened.

The police are still out there. We are working to ensure the safety of every citizen of this country. We are out there working. We will continue to do what we are doing and continue to implement new procedures to ensure every citizen and visitor is safe,” he told reporters.

Headline photo: Officer takes part in police operation (Stock image)

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Well said we have to be vigilant, some times our guard is down forgetting that all that can go wrong will go wrong.

    We always think it will not happen to us but we are so wrong. Many times I lament to see officers and security guards distracted by their phones during the course of duty.

    While you are distracted somone else is accessing vulnerability and documenting it. Many crimes like these are planned months and weeks in advance. Some of them sleep during day light and strategies and in the cover of darkness lurking around to execute their plans.

    Don’t take customers and loiters for granted there is a vibe or certain signals that their presence emit,

    I really mourn the lost of officer, losing his life so young while performing an honest day work .

  2. Mr. High grade, there is nothing wrong in taking a second job to supplement your income. The limited budget of the police force probably does allow overtime. The problem is the illegal guns that are widespread in St.Lucia. Our judicial system is failing us when it comes to addressing illegal gun possession and violent crimes.

  3. What should be mandated in the Force Orders is discontinuation of Cop for Hire. You are hired by the state, you are trained by the state the only 9 to 5 security you should be providing is for the state. A Cop for Hire can lead to corruptive practices, and this should stop immediately. If you need more salary in your paycheck ask for overtime. Commissioner of Police disclose your strategy of dealing with the present crime wave, St Lucian’s wants to know, and sent them to the Minister of National Security for his blessing within seven days OR GET OUT.

  4. You said that they should Ensure that your surroundings are safe ensure that your colleague is safe. Let us be each other’s keeper. Let us lookout for one another and work together so that all of us who are still here can be as safe as possible but i am sure the officers were doing this and still look at the outcome of it but never the less

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